types of disabilities that a patient on dialysis has. i have not listed, but i listed one of the major ones. one is financial. this is a very expensive treatment. dialysis maybe cost may $70,000 a year. medicare covers most of the expense. this is a disease. the only disease that medicare covers as a total disease, not just dialysis. the dialysis patient breaks their leg, they are covered in treatment. if you have any stage renal disease, dependent dialysis, medicare will pay most of it. there are some expenses that you still incur. medicare, and this is only disease that medicare covers as a disease.